Former Rangers Shero and Shanahan Head To Hall

Neither Fred Shero nor Brendan Shanahan will be known primarily for their Ranger careers, but they did each have stints with the Blueshirts.  For Fred Shero, he’ll be known primarily for the two Cup winning years he had in Philadelphia, but following his tenure in Philadelphia, he coached the Rangers for just over two seasons from the 1978-79 through to […]

Callahan Continues To Lead

The NHL tracks Game Winning Goals, – basically the goal scorer for the goal that was one higher than what the losing team scored – but when it comes to shootouts it gets a little bit weird.  Because of the format, players who score in the shootout are not credited with a goal on the […]

Coming To A Head

Eliminate all head shots from the NHL.  Sounds like a worthy endeavor, and even something that can be achieved with relatively little effort given the number of concussions to some of the premier offensive players like Sidney Crosby, Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik and Marc Savard among others.  But as the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good […]

Weekly Preview: October 2nd-8th

The first month of the 2009-10 season is upon us, and OTG will be providing a game by game previews for each week as we go forward. Since the 2005-06 season, the Rangers have had mixed fortunes in the first month, yet made the playoffs each year. Last year they started well with a 10-2-1 […]

So Many Rumors, So Much Nonsense

by AveryGod New York Rangers sign Sam Klassen and re-sign Enver Lisin. Yet there is still no decision on Brandon Dubinsky but it’s not a surprise. The last week and a half has been relatively quiet for the Rangers. Little signings here and there with an occasional trade is just proof that there are not many moves left to be […]

Oh Grate

Many sportsmen who have come to New York have struggled to live up to their previous success. The bright lights and distractions, the added pressure and the increased media attention, have helped derail many a career. For Sean Avery though, it appears the opposite is true. After being traded first from Detroit and then Los Angeles after […]

Tortorella Loses First Game In Shootout

Welcome back to the NHL “Torts”. The Rangers looked better at times last night, and Wade Redden even scored his first goal since October…on the power play no less, but the result was the same. A 2-1 Shootout loss to the Maple Leafs makes John Tortorella the fourth replacement coach this year to lose his debut in a shootout. He was the sixth one replaced so far this […]

Jessiman Traded

The Rangers have reportedly traded 2003 1st round pick Hugh Jessiman to the Nashville Predators in exchange for future considerations. The trade closes the book on what looks in hindsight, to be one of the worst first round picks in the Sather era. Don’t expect the Rangers to get anything of consequence back…if they ever do get […]

Devils On For Tonight

The Rangers host the New Jersey Devils tonight (7:00pm – MSG) in their third game in four nights (they still have another three in the next five before they get four days off). Needless to say the Devils are keen to renew the rivalry after the Rangers went 11-1-1 and not losing a single game in regulation. According to […]

A Season Of Change

Well I’m finally back from a long summer that finished up with a two week trip to Europe and the back to back games in Prague. I certainly apologize for not having everything ready to go for the start of the season, but as you can imagine there are things in life that sometimes take […]